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Measure on homelessness that will not help homeless people

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With homelessness the biggest issue in Los Angeles as a mayoral election season revs up, Councilman Joe Buscaino is pushing for a measure on the June 2022 ballot that would outlaw homeless people camping in public spaces. If the City Council approves, voters would see that measure on the same ballot that has Buscaino running for mayor.

This is no coincidence. Buscaino gets to run for mayor claiming he has a faster way to get people off the streets than his colleagues in City Hall ever did.

But his plan will not be faster, and we hope voters won't get a chance to vote on it. The proposal has been sent to the council's Rules Committee, and it should die there.

In his motion, Buscaino says the measure is about housing people, not citing them for being on the street. His proposal notes that everyone must........

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